I first came across oil pulling at another website, but when I started back again 3 weeks ago, I came here and read through most of the posts. So, yes, I was a lurker. Not too shy to speak up, but I wanted to make sure before I posted that I'd done my research, and definitely wanted to make things clear when I did post so that it'd be helpful to others.
I'd just noticed several folks not believing the benefits could possibly be seen so quickly. And in my case, it really has been that quick. I know my sister has told me she has proven issues with vitamin and mineral absorption through everyday diet/eating. So I've always suspected we're deficient in some way. The oil pulling and omega fish oils are only proving that to me. Besides the swishing possibly removing things, I definitely believe I'm absorbing something good from it. And maybe the fish oils are helping me to absorb vitamins and minerals more efficiently.
I really am impatient to see how the Iodine helps. The docs always thought many of my issues sounded like thyroid problems. However, their tests never showed thyroid issues. My grandmother DID have radiation applied to her thyroid, so thyroid problems are in the family.
I forgot to add, I recently started having acid reflux. It sporadically gets better and then reverts now since doing the oil pulling. I've only had to take the Prevacid once or twice over the three weeks, so that is going down.
Like you suggested, I alread do alternate using the oils. When one doesn't seem to work as well as the other I switch, or I may do one type in the morning, and in the evening I may do one of the others. My morning oil is usually the CO. Evening recently has been the safflower. Haven't done as much of the Extra-Virgin Olive-Oil lately.
(Re: the long post ... it's almost pure torture to keep me from writing too much. It's the writer in me.)